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General Information
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, race car
Price: $298,800
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Drivetrain
Configuration Front Engine/RWD
Engine: V8
Displacement: 4398 cc
Horsepower: 500 bhp @ 6900 rpm
Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 6300 rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Dimensions
Weight: 2218 lbs
Height: --.- in
Length: ---.- in
Width: --.- in
Wheelbase: --.- in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
Performance
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Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: --- mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes
The Morgan Motor Company's GT racer made its official debut at the 2002 Autosport International Show, 10-13 January 2002.

The motorsport offering from the independent Malvern-based manufacturer went on sale shortly afterwards. It was developed from the acclaimed Aero 8 road car under the guidance of Chief Development Engineer and 1962 Le Mans 24-hour class winner, Christopher Lawrence.

"The Aero 8 GT(N) is possibly the most significant racing car ever produced by Morgan and certainly the most competitive at the factory gate", explains Lawrence. "It is the first production competition model to have been conceived, built and homologated by the Morgan factory team and is delivered fully race-prepared."

The production race car features a 4.4-litre Heini Mader-prepared dry-sump M62 BMW V8 engine, which delivers over 500bhp at 6,900rpm via a six-speed sequential gearbox. Kerb weight is 1008 kg.

The CAD-designed aluminium alloy chassis of the Aero 8 road car has been given even greater rigidity and strength with an FIA-certified roll cage, and a carbon composite hard top has also been added.

The Aero 8 road car's already impressive aerodynamic properties were enhanced with a full front splitter, and the addition of a carbon fibre wing adds additional down force to the rear end. It also benefits from a clean venturi underside profile.

"Development of the Aero 8 road car began on the race track, which played a significant role in proving the chassis, suspension and engine configuration." Christopher Lawrence continues.

"The GT(N) car takes this successful partnership to its logical conclusion, and wedded to advanced aerodynamic technology, this car is set to generate a highly competitive performance."

The Morgan Aero 8 GT(N) has been fully homologated by the FIA and approved by the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO), organiser of the Le Mans 24-hour.

The price ex-factory is around £180,000, and the race car will be built by a dedicated specialist team at Malvern completely separately from the main production line.

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Image Credits: Morgan

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